PGA of America to discontinue the PGA Grand Slam of Golf

By
The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 11:55 a.m.
 
The PGA of America has released the following statement concerning the PGA Grand Slam of Golf:
 
After carefully evaluating the PGA Grand Slam of Golf over the past few years and studying how this event fits with today's golf landscape and the PGA of America's long term strategic plan, the PGA has decided to discontinue the event.  
 
When the PGA Grand Slam of Golf was launched in 1979, the golf world was much different than it is today. The PGA Tour's wrap-around schedule, the European Tour's Race to Dubai, plus other important international events, make the fall schedule very busy and hectic for the top players in the world.
 
It had also become challenging to attract fans, television viewership and media interest. While we have enjoyed staging the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, given those many factors, the timing is right to discontinue the event.